For the second time in two months, Kia Australia has increased the pricing of the Sportage mid-size SUV, this time alongside the release of its 2021 model (MY21).
All Sportage variants are $300 more expensive than before, with the SUV line-up now starting from $28,690 plus on-road costs for the S 2.0-litre petrol FWD and topping out at $48,190 for the GT-Line 2.0-litre diesel AWD (see full pricing table below).
A Kia Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide no corresponding changes have been made to the Toyota RAV4 rival’s standard specification for MY21, with its price rise due to exchange-rate pressures and the like.
As such, the Sportage is still offered in four grades: entry-level S, mid-range SX and SX+, and flagship GT-Line.
A 114kW/192Nm 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine is available in the S, SX and SX+, with the former two available with a six-speed manual or torque-converter automatic, while the latter only comes with two pedals. Either way, front-wheel drive is standard.
Conversely, the GT-Line is offered with a 135kW/237Nm 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine with the six-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.
A 136kW/400Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine is also available in all four grades. However, it exclusively comes with an eight-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.
2020 Kia Sportage pricing before on-road costs
|S 2.0-litre petrol FWD||manual||$28,690 (+$300)|
|S 2.0-litre petrol FWD||automatic||$30,690 (+$300)|
|SX 2.0-litre petrol FWD||manual||$30,790 (+$300)|
|SX 2.0-litre petrol FWD||automatic||$32,790 (+$300)|
|SX+ 2.0-litre petrol FWD||automatic||$37,990 (+$300)|
|GT-Line 2.4-litre petrol AWD||automatic||$45,290 (+$300)|
|S 2.0-litre diesel AWD||automatic||$36,090 (+$300)|
|SX 2.0-litre diesel AWD||automatic||$38,190 (+$300)|
|SX+ 2.0-litre diesel AWD||automatic||$43,390 (+$300)|
|GT-Line 2.0-litre diesel AWD||automatic||$48,190 (+$300)|